• MUSIC DEPARTMENT

    Westerford is a pupil-centred school that prides itself on a strong academic curriculum, compulsory sport programme and an enthusiastically embraced cultural life

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Music at Westerford

2022 Music Staff

MRS BIRGIT PENNY

HEAD OF MUSIC

Instruments: Flute, Recorder, Piano

MRS SHELLEY AINSWORTH

Head of Arts & Culture

Instruments: Piano

MRS MARIKE GROBBELAAR

Head of Culture. Assistant Grade Head, Gr 8

Instruments: Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano

MR PETER NARUN

Assistant Grade Head, Gr 12

Instruments: Guitar

MR JANU ENGELBRECHT

Piano, Vocal Coaching

Instruments: Piano, Vocal Coaching

MRS NADINE THOMPSON

Head of Service

Instruments: Violin, Viola

A number of our pupils have lessons at Beau Soleil and are involved in their ensemble program.
Should you require any additional information, contact us @ 0216899154 or via email.

It is compulsory

It is compulsory for all pupils who have music lessons at Westerford (subject and non-subject) to be in at least one Westerford ensemble.

Each ensemble has very limited rehearsal time. We require complete dedication from our pupils. Birthdays and other events during our rehearsal times are NOT an acceptable excuse for missing a rehearsal.

PART TIME MUSIC STAFF AT WESTERFORD

2022 Music Staff

MS BONOLO KGAILE

VIOLIN

MR DAVID PINOIT

CELLO

MR ULIANO MARCHIO

GUITAR

MR BRYDON BOLTON

GUITAR & BASS GUITAR

MS CHRISTIN RÖHL

TRUMPET

MR SHAUN MOIR

LOWER BRASS

MRS SANDRA KETTLE-LOUBSER

PIANO

MRS ALICE KLOPPER

PIANO

MR GERMAINE GAMIET

PIANO

MR NKULULEKO ZUNGU

PIANO

MS LOUISA THEART

FLUTE & SAXOPHONE

MRS CLAIRE RÖNTSCH

JAZZ SAXOPHONE

MR SIMON ANNETT

DRUM KIT

MRS MONIKA VOYSEY

VOICE

A number of our pupils have lessons at Beau Soleil and are involved in their ensemble program.
Should you require any additional information, contact us @ 0216899154 or via email.

Westerford Ensembles

It is compulsory for all pupils who have music lessons at Westerford (subject and non-subject) to be in at least one Westerford ensemble.

Each ensemble has very limited rehearsal time. We require complete dedication from our pupils. Birthdays and other events during our rehearsal times are NOT an acceptable excuse for missing a rehearsal.

Big Band (Mrs Grobbelaar)

A traditional Big Band format is followed
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 19:00 – 20:30

Choir

(Mr Engelbrecht, assisted by Mrs Ainsworth & Mr Zungu)

Opportunity is given to learners to sing in four-part harmony.
Rehearsals: Mondays 15:10 – 16:10 (Please note that Choir takes preference over sport on a Monday)
Some Thursday 1st break sectional rehearsals

Concert Band (Mrs Penny)

Woodwinds, brass and percussionists
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 17:45 – 19:00

Wind Band (Mr Moir)

Woodwinds, brass and percussionists
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 17:45 – 19:00

Orchestra (Mrs Thompson)

Follows a symphonic format. Repertoire for string orchestra and full orchestra
(strings and selected woodwinds, brass and percussion) is studied.
Rehearsals: Mondays 17:45 – 19:15

Recorder Ensemble (Mrs Penny)

Rehearsals: A time suitable to the members

String Quartet (Mrs Thompson)

A selected group perform as a chamber ensemble.
Rehearsals: Arranged at a time suitable to the players.

Rock Bands (Mr Narun)

Rehearsals:  Thursdays  07:15 – 08:00

Guitar Ensemble (Mr Narun)

Rehearsals: Tuesdays  07:15 – 07:55

Marimba Groups (Mrs Ainsworth)

Rehearsals: Mornings, before school

Brass Quintet: (Mr Moir)

A select group of brass players.
Rehearsals: Arranged at a time suitable to the players

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Telephone: 021 689 9154 • Email: admin@westerford.co.za
Address: 220 Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

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Telephone: 021 689 9154 • Email: admin@westerford.co.za
Address: 220 Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700